[mythtv-users] Am I able to stop auto-recording?
myth at dermanouelian.com
Sun Mar 26 14:53:55 UTC 2006
On Mar 26, 2006, at 9:48 AM, Martin Ereth wrote:
> William schrieb:
>>>> I think it shouldn't be that hard work to include such a switch.
>>>> When you can switch auto-recording off, many more users will be
>>>> using myth!!!
>>>> I promise!
>>> In all honesty, I'm sick of reading about this. Yes, sometimes I
>>> watch broadcast TV just to see what's on. And when I start watching
>>> something and it ends up being good, I like hitting record and
>>> capturing the program from when I started watching it. I would never
>>> choose to give that up. If I flip the channel within a couple of
>>> minutes, the recording is expired in a couple of minutes. Otherwise
>>> it's expired the next day or when space is needed. I
>>> *honestly* don't
>>> see what the issue is. Frankly, nor do I care. It works. I'm happy.
>>> Let's move on to stuff that needs attention.
>> I agree lets move on. One final comment on the subject. I think
>> what this
>> person finds objectional is the current default action when done
>> live tv. The default being automatically save any live tv as a
>> file when
>> done. I agree, the ability to hit record anytime while watching tv
>> and save
>> the entire thing is great and needed. I dont agree that every live
>> tv show
>> watched should be saved. That should be an option that must be
>> selected to
>> enable. Having every live tv show recorded effectively leaves a
>> trail for anyone else who has access to the tv. For example you
>> watch that
>> porn show at 2am and then the next day your daughter finds the
>> show all
>> nicely recorded and ready to bypass any filters you have in place.
>> It also
>> uses up lots of hard drive and forces autoexpires that dont really
>> need to
>> happen. Yes, I know you can turn off the live tv shows showing up
>> in the
>> listings but why save them at all if you cannot see them.
>> I am thinking about coding a patch to change this default for
>> those who want
>> to not have lots of evidence left over. If the show in listing
>> option is
>> off, dont save the files. Can anyone point me to the file that
>> handles live
>> tv file activity? Save me some searching.
> Thanks William!
> In the world of free choice (OpenSource) you should have the choice
> to let the
> programs do what you want.
> When you disable auto-recording, you have to live with not being
> able to use the
> disabled functions.
> But why not giving users the ability to switch it off?
It's more code to support that very few people will use. It's also
the OpenSource way to not bloat codebase for useless features.
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